The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, March 12, 2018

Trump's tariffs show that the Globalists are out and the Nationalists have taken over. | The Weekly Standard

Accompanying the president during his announcement, in addition to several steel workers, hard hats tucked under their arms, were Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, assistant to the president Peter Navarro, and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer. With the exception of Mnuchin, who is said to have wavered before signing on to these tariffs, this is the triumphant nationalist wing of the White House staff, long-time protectionists, all. They have routed Gary Cohn’s globalists, won the war for Trump’s ear, and plan more protectionist measures, not least among them a 7 percent fee on all imports.


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